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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
about a month away from tumble over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington signs of movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> he is campaigning for his position. i get it. we understand it. but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor phil bredesen told lawmakers everything needs to be on the table. >> i think there's a broad recognition it has to be both revenue and serious work on ent
Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
"fiscal cliff." the president talked to small business owners at the white house today and he made his case to extend tax cuts for the middle class and allow bush-era tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans say raising taxes on top earners would hurt small businesses and cost jobs. >> we need to sit down and work this matter out. i think we have a clear sense that there's an opportunity her at the end of the year to do something important for the country. >> he has not waited for people to start smelling the jet fumes at national airport. he put forward a plan. >> if congress doesn't compromise the company will plunge into recession. >>> investigators have taken samples from the remains of long-time palestinian leader yasser arafat. eight years after his death, they are trying to determine if he was poisoned. rita nissan on a search for evidence. >> reporter: palestinian leaders laid wreaths outside the west bank grave of yasser arafat after forensic experts exhumed his body. international investigators took samples from his remains to determine if someone poisoned
Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
the fiscal cliff. congress back at work after the holiday break and shifting view op tax -- on tax reform and their demand from democrats. >>> and why more workers at a bay area airport could be allowed to carry firearms. >>> a bay area college launches a new recruiting strategy. why it is spending six figures to target a specific group of students. ,,,,,,,, when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- for ways to hit the brakes. >>> and now at 6:30, the fiscal cliff is looming as lawmakers on
Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
not falling off a "fiscal cliff" not concerned with dark clouds over europe. it sees itself on the leading edge of recovery. >> economic downturns always have an up turn at some point and the great companies are the ones that are prepared for that. >> certainly good times in san francisco or they are coming back strong. >> reporter: at the chamber of commerce they point to a lowering unemployment rate and more jobs led by tech, healthcare and tourism. where will they all sleep in where are they going to recline? on their power recliner? >> we're cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: that they will be buying such things at bassett furniture. bay area general manager john candell is overseeing expansion another store for the chain about to open in san jose. it's a big gamble others may not be willing to take. >> we see the housing starts and the refreshment of i guess remodels and items like that, it's turning around. >> consumer sentiment is very strong right now. small businesses seem to be quite optimistic. >> reporter: economist at santa clara university says sitting back can cost
Nov 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
"fiscal cliff" at the end of the year your tax bill could rise by the thousands. in years past, congress exempted most middle class and low-income families from something called the alternative minimum tax. if they don't renew that exemption, a family with two children making $90,000 a year could owe an extra $3,000 in taxes. >> we are going to see lots and lots of everyday people get caught. >> reporter: also on the chopping block a tuition credit for parents who have kids in college. in certain brackets if you have two students paying tuition, you could lose a $5,000 credit. that's $5,000 out of your spending money. >> plan for difficult times. taxes are going up. so what do you do? if you're spending every dollar you're making now and your taxes go up, do you go in debt? or do you adjust your spending? >> reporter: those are just a few examples of what is at stake here. while congress has until the end of the year to solve some of these problems, the uncertainty is really affecting almost everyone. not knowing makes it difficult to playfor taxes in households and businesses
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